Sometimes Car Accidents Cause Hidden Injuries
With more accidents than ever before occurring on the open roads across the country it is important to understand that some injuries can actually be hidden and hard to diagnose. Following a car accident there are many cases where individuals involved in the accident actually say that they feel fine. In fact, there are many hidden injuries that can initially go unnoticed. This is because the body uses its fight or flight instinct to subdue the pain of the initial injury.
Frequently Occurs as a Result of a Violent Collision
As such, weeks and even months or years may go by before an injury is discovered. Perhaps one of the most common types of hidden injuries that occur following a car accident is whiplash. This type of injury frequently happens as a result of a violent collision. The back-and-forth motion of the head and neck causes strains and sprains. It can actually stretch and rip apart tendons and muscles located within the neck. It is a serious injury that must be addressed as quickly as possible.
Other Parts of The Body Can Be Affected
The common symptoms associated with whiplash include everything from back pain to dull and persistent neck pain as well as a stiff or tight neck. In addition, muscles, ligaments, tendons and other internal organs and body parts can all be injured due to an automobile accident. In many cases these types of injuries are connected in some way with whiplash. Even the knees, ankles, arms and other areas can be affected and may not show initial signs of injury right away following a car accident. Contact Texas Spinal Care and professional team of Dr. James Le for the best in Houston chiropractic care and herniated disk treatment with a proven strategy.